Trip Overview

Mount Everest (locally called Sagarmatha) fascinates the world by being the top of the world. This Short Everest Base Camp Trek unfolds all the spectacular, stunning Himalayan peaks in the shortest time period. This trek is intended for those who have a very limited time schedule yet fancy to get to the base co the world’s highest mountain at their time requirements. This 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the most stunning valley of Everest and lays you into the trail that was taken by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to craft the first human breakthrough conquering the world’s highest peak. 

To start our Short Everest Base Camp Trek we take 20 minutes thrilling flight to the mountain airport of Lukla (2840meters) with spectacular views of the mountains which is remarkable. Soon we ascend through the Dudh Koshi valley to the Sherpa settlement of Namche Bazaar (3440meters), the unofficial capital of the Sherpa’s. A pleasant walk through the lovely forest and traditional Sherpa villages to the world-renowned and sacred monastery of Thyangboche (3867meteres) is rewarded with the views of Everest soaring behind Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama-Dablam, Kangtega, and Tawache. The culturally rich Sherpa village of Khumjung exhibits the Sherpa lifestyle and so-called Yeti scalp in a monastery on the way back to Lukla.

Highlights

  • Flying into the world’s most daring mountain airport of Lukla at the elevation of 2840m is more adventurous and astonishing.
  • Walking on the legendary trekking trail through the Sherpa village with its exceptional culture is way stunning than anything.
  • Getting to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region through several suspension bridges is daring and adventurous.
  • Beautiful acclimatization hike to the village of Khumjung, popularly known as the valley inside the clouds and visit to the Monastery to witness the Scalp of Yeti and Khumjung School built by Edmund Hillary in 1961.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhist culture and to witness the territory of the yaks from Khumjung and onwards is magnetic.
  • Walk to Dingboche with its extravagant mountain views at 360 and staying two nights at the base of soaring Amadablam (the Matterhorn of Nepal) is a very enchanting experience.
  • View of the world’s highest peak and its neighboring mountains and spectacular landscapes that get closer everyday eventually makes you appreciate about trekking being an ultimate holiday.
  • Being at the base of the world’s highest peak, Everest and getting to the summit of Kalapathar 5545 m/ 18192 ft is a great accomplishment.

Itinerary

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Flights to and from Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap Airport (Approx. 4 hours drive from Kathmandu) during the peak season i.e. Mid March to Mid May and October & November. Trekkers during that will need to start very early around 2 AM in the morning from Kathmandu to catch the flight.

Soon you land in Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to receive and transfer you to the allocated hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around. Your leader will deliver a detailed trek briefing and distribute the necessary trekking equipment like Sleeping bag, duffel bag, jackets, etc. The evening will be highlighted with Royal Traditional Nepali cuisine at a Typical Nepali Restaurant.  

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

An early wake-up call will be set since we need to get to the airport to catch up with the earliest flight to Lukla. Usually, the airport reporting time is one hour early prior to your flight departure time to Lukla. Flight to Lukla is around 35 minutes that cruises over the untouched valleys giving you one of the most thrilling mountain flights with a brilliant view. Lukla airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airport in the world which in reality is very untrue, in fact, it's one of the most terrific airport in the world with an unbelievable experience. once we land on the inclined airstrip of Lukla we take a break to enjoy the lively flight activities flying in and out.

Soon we will be introduced to your local trekking crew and hit the trail with excitement. We walk to the end of the village Lukla and shortly enter the buffer zone of Sagarmatha national park. The valley opens before us with the deep Dudh-Koshi gorge showing before us. We see ample "Mani Wall" (prayer wall) which is a compilation of many stone tablets, each with the Buddhist chanting inscriptions, "Om Mani Padme Hum" which means, "Hail to the jewel on the lotus". Please respect the local tradition as the local people walking left to these Mani Walls. We come across many but beautiful sherpa settlements and eventually get to our first destination, Phakding. This 4 hours walk is indeed very delightful. The afternoon is free which you can always use it to explore the area of Phakding. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 4 Hours

Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Centre of the Khumbu district. 3 hours gentle walk through a series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch. Today we cross 5 suspension bridges with one being the highest in the region. While cruising into this sensational valley, the scenic beauty, deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal. It’s more of a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body with thin air. It’s not a matter about proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

To acclimatize our body to the thin air environment we would go for a hike to the village of Khumjung. 2 and half hours walk to Khumjung, one of the most enchanting place in the region with the visit to the Hillary built school and the monastery that safeguards the scalp of the yeti is phenomenal. The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan Buddhist culture and to witness the territory of the yaks is charismatic. The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest) is very passionate. We walk back to Namche with the philosophy of “walk high, sleep low” and the afternoon is free to explore the bazaar.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 3 - 4 hours

Leaving Namche we walk the fabulous hill cut road with an awesome view of Amadablam and Thamserku. The good portion of the trail from Namche to Tengboche is very well sustained and restored by Pasang Lama Sherpa, an old man who has given his life to maintaining the trekking trail for the convenience of the trekkers. It would be a great act of kindness if you could donate some to Pasang Lama Sherpa, whom you would encounter on the way who is working for a good cause.

We steeply drop down to Phunki-Tenga for lunch. After lunch, we ascend through the beautiful pine-forested trail to get to Tengboche Monastery. This monastery was re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989AD. We will have spectacular views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and many more. The sunset view on clear weather is really picturesque. As this area is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed so there is a possibility that we may see some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, and Pheasants, etc in the forest. Visit to this Tibetan Buddhist monastery is very spiritual. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 6 Hours

Leaving Tengboche monastery we descend through rhododendron forested trail to Deboche. After crossing the bridge we gradually ascend to the next beautiful settlement of Pangboche. Next effortless trail with an outstanding view of the enormous mountain and deep valley we get to Somare for lunch. Gradually we get to Dingboche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction. It is a town where the valley opens wide with its magnificence and the view of countless other neighboring mountains that including Island Peak now opens clear. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

After breakfast, your group leader will organize a short hike for acclimatization. This walk is typical to the hill right above Dingboche which measures around 5000 m. However, we are going halfway to gain certain elevation to acclimate. The 360-degree mountain view including Island Peak and Makalu ( world’s 5th highest mountain) from the ridge is something not to be missed. From the point of excursion, aerial view of Imja valley and Dingbuche village would surely be a shot to share in your social media platforms. After lunch, you will have free afternoon for self-exploration.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 2 - 3 Hours

Gradually we are away from the tree line area and gaining altitude, it is important to walk slowly and steady, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori unfolds before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. This gradual-up walk in the wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful. Walking up to the memorial plateau with hundreds of memorial built after the memory of people who met with tragedy in different mountains of Everest is remarkable. Walking up onto moraine of Khumbu Glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal) to Lobuche for the overnight camp, one can feel the temperature drops here as we are more exposed to our camp situated along this glacier marine. Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Inclded
  • Time 4 - 5 Hours

Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surrounded by Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Nuptse (7745m), and of course Everest (8848m). The view of the Khumbu icefall with the soaring mountains is spectacular. After lunch, we will trek to a long-awaited and fascinating Everest base camp. Being at Everest Base Camp gives you a great sense of achievement, the 360° mountain view and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall is astonishing. Walk to the EBC is challenging but very rewarding.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 3 Hours / 4 Hoursssss

Now is the time for the epic climb to Kalapathar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is challenging but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend down to the settlement of Pheriche descending at least a 1000m below. Overnight at Pheriche, which is way tranquil being away from all the hardship and the thin air.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 8 - 9 Hours

We retrace our steps back to Pangbuche getting ourselves back to the tree line area where you would realize your breathing getting back to normal. It’s pretty wonderful looking back on our effort to Everest base camp from the Tyengbuche ridge. Visit the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience. Lunch at one of the tea-house in Tyengboche is very relaxing. Getting back to the tree line area gives you a great sense of relief. Once again we retrace our trail back to Namche Bazaar – Time to party. Give yourself a break at Namche either with drinks or buying souvenirs.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 8- 9 Hours

We retrace our trail back to Lukla and recall all the good memories that we have achieved on the way up. Being it a last night fun activity follows with dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals Not Included
  • Time 7 - 8 Hours

Sensational flight back to the capital city of Kathmandu. In the case of early flight, this can be appropriately used exploring around the city that has so much to offer. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 40 Minutes

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will accompany you to the airport. 

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    Trip inclusion

    • All Essential Permits.
    • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
    • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
    • Welcome dinner.
    • All Government and Local tax.
    • DOMESTIC FLIGHT KATHMANDU/LUKLA AND LUKLA/KATHMANDU.
    • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
    • Teahouse accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
    • All standard meals (B/L/D) during the trek along with choice of hot beverage.
    • Filtered or Boiled water for drinking during the trek.
    • An accomplished trekking Group Leader.
    • All Ground Staff – Their Allowances and Insurance.
    • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
    • Take away Himalayan Dynasty duffle bag,and trekking Map.
    • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
    • Meals in Kathmandu.
    • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
    • Cold drinks, Alcoholic beverages, Bottled water, Chocolate bars etc.
    • International flight fares.
    • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
    • Donations.
    • Staff Tipping.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
    • Travel or medical insurance.
    • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

    Dates & Availability

    Departure DatePriceStatus 
    Start: 17 Mar, 2024End: 30 Mar, 2024US$ 1700Save US$ 0Available
    Start: 31 Mar, 2024End: 13 Apr, 2024US$ 1700Save US$ 0Available

    Useful Information

    Himalayan Dynasty welcomes you to Nepal, and we hope that your stay here will be a pleasant one. The following information has been compiled to give you an idea of what to expect as per the package you signed up for. However, your Group Leader will cover all the crucial details during his trek briefing. You may keep this for touring later after you are more settled.

    IN KATHMANDU:

    All of our treks in Nepal start with at least one day in Kathmandu. On arrival, you should proceed through Customs / Immigration. Once you have passed through Immigration please collect your baggage and proceed through the exit point where you will meet HIMALAYAN DYNASTY representative with the company’s’ CLIP / SIGN BOARD to welcome and transfer you to the designated hotel in Kathmandu.

    The hotel accommodation in Kathmandu would be on a twin bed sharing room in a 3-star hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Trek briefing will be organized in Kathmandu hotel by your Group Leader making sure all of the trekkers have proper gears and are prepared for their long-awaited adventure holiday. Your leader will provide you with the necessary equipment like a sleeping bag, jackets, etc as per your requirements. Should you have any queries feel free to ask your group leader or the hotel reception who are always pleased to assist you. Single supplements would be provided as per the requirement on a trivial additional cost.

    Since we don’t consider drinking water straight from the tap to be safe, we request you to use boiled water or the mineral water provided in your rooms.

    CULTURAL CONSIDERATION:

    Since Nepal has only been open to the outside world since 1951 and despite in the midst of great social transformation, Nepal still thrives as a very spiritual and conventional country. Though Nepali people consider foreigners as special guests yet they are expected to respect and respond to the Nepalese customs, social norms, and beliefs sensitively. Nudity and presenting of an intimate relationship are totally unacceptable. Typically, they greet with a ‘Namaste’ "Nah-mah-stay", it’s a gesture of greeting which is performed by placing our hands together to our heart and slightly bow our head. Namaste literally means "I bow to the divine in you".

    Respect holy places – preserve what you have come to see, never touch or remove religious objects. When entering any Nepalese home, temples, and monasteries, always remove your shoes. When taking photographs, respect privacy – ask for permission and use restraint. Many Hindu temples may not be open to non-Hindus. Always ask permission before entering.

    While giving or taking anything Nepalese use two hands which is a symbol of respect rather than doing it with just one hand. However, offering things to the begging children is highly discouraged because it only encourages begging. If you would like to donate to any school or charity organization, your group leader will always be there to guide you to do it in an appropriate method.

    MONEY EXCHANGE:

    As for exchanging the foreign currency, you can either do it from the Banks or from any of the registered Money Exchange counters that we have in the Thamel area. However, we don’t persuade carrying too much cash due to the high probability of it being lost or stolen. Withdrawing money from the ATM is very preferable though the cash you receive from the ATM is always Nepali Rupees. ATMs can be the most convenient way to get at your money, again the downside is - they are not always a good value. There might be a certain amount of transaction fees you may have to face when using an ATM in Nepal.

    Under the new provision, a person can withdraw only Rs. 20,000 (equivalent to $200) from the ATM in a single transaction. Similarly, the central bank has also slashed the maximum single-day withdrawal limit to only Rs. 40,000.

    There are normally no exchange facilities on the trek so your trek leader will be giving you necessary guidelines as to how much approximately you are to carry.

    PERSONAL EXPENSES:

    The equivalent of US$ 15 per day per trekker will generally be enough for coomon expenses like shower, Battery Charging, Wifi etc. USD 250 converted in Nepali Rupees is normally enough for the duration of your Everest trek. It also depends on personal spending habits and preferences. We also recommend to carry around USD 300 (Not Converted) for emergency purpose.

    TRANSPORTATION IN KATHMANDU:

    Taxis:

    All Taxis running in Kathmandu have signs on their roofs and all have black and white number plates. Taxis are abundant in Kathmandu and they have price meters. We request you to insist upon the driver using the meters or you may simply ask the hotel or your leader regarding the approximate taxi fare to get to the destination you are planning to visit. All Taxis running during the night have slightly higher rates than the day prices which is there by law.

    Local Transportation:

    There are public Buses, mini-buses, or micro vans that ply fixed routes at regular intervals. The public transportation service is fairly frequent and they are super cheap compared to the taxis. But due to their regular stops for the passengers they don’t make in a good time. They are fairly express though. So if you are in a tight schedule public transportation won’t be a good idea. Always ask the locals before you board any public vehicles as different vehicles run to different destinations.

    Rickshaws:

    Rickshaws are a fun way to get around Kathmandu. They are basically meant for short trips within the city areas. We recommend you to negotiate with the fares in advance. However, to rickshaw ride around the Thamel area would be an awesome experience – it’s not expensive though.

    Two Wheelers:

    Cycles and Motorbikes can always be hired for a day or as per your requirements. However, we don’t really recommend two-wheelers self-riding in Kathmandu as our traffic is somewhat different and chaotic compared to what you have in your country. It isn’t safe unless you are conditioned to driving in a similar traffic scenario. And without a doubt, Kathmandu is not a place to learn two-wheelers driving.

    SIGHTSEEING:

    Your free time in Kathmandu will normally be spent on exploration or Shopping or last-minute purchases and getting organized for the trek. However, if you are looking for additional sightseeing before or after your trek, feel free to contact us or your group leader for touring suggestions. We can very easily arrange a guided tour including transportation which will be an ideal way to see the city.

    You also may like to consider an Everest Mountain Flight for one of these days in Kathmandu that offers you the magnificent mountain vistas and the aerial view of the deep canyons, contact our staff.

    YOUR VALUABLE SAFETY: STORAGE:

    While in Kathmandu please do not leave your room unlocked. If you are out on a short stroll or on any appointments, make sure to accommodate and secure your valuables – that can either be in your locked luggage or hotel safety deposit box.

    Before we depart for our incredible adventure your leader will organize a safety store facility for your left luggage and the safety deposit box for your valuables that you wish to leave behind. However, please follow the hotel safety guideline over the loss of key to your deposit box. While trekking never leave your valuables unattained. It’s always safe to carry them on your daypack. Make sure to lock your Tea-House rooms while going out even if it’s for a short time period. In case of loss or theft please report it to the nearest police check post where you need to obtain a written report. In any such situation, your group leader would be the best person to talk to.

    FLYING TO LUKLA:

    The 20 minutes’ flight to Lukla from Ramechhap Airport is one of the most thrilling experiences that delivers you the most incredible mountain flight with a view. Landing in the inclined airstrip of Lukla is something of great significance. It is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountain. Furthermore, anyone flying high to these high altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellation are common episodes. Besides, anyone by any chance is flying to Lukla from Kathmandu airport they are to be aware of the fact that our international airport having one single airstrip for both international and domestic so the probability of delays is high. Thus, anyone flying to Lukla must be prepared to take the uncertainty with patience. However, it’s not a daily story. And it’s always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. Though listed as a Dangerous Airport in the world the pleasure of flying to Lukla is an experience of a lifetime that is not to be missed. In fact, what’s the point of living a life of fear?

    WEIGHT LIMITATION

    15 Kilograms / 33 Pounds is the weight limitation in the Domestic airlines flying to Lukla and at the same time, all companies are to abide by the porter weight restrictions rules that prevail in our country. 15 Kg / 33 Lbs is your overall baggage weight that includes your daypack and your luggage. However, it doesn’t sincerely require to be an exact figure of 15 kg, 1 or 2 Kg extras per person wouldn’t make a much difference. Few things that wouldn’t count would be the items that you are taking with you in your flight like water, camera, wallet, etc. Besides, the porter luggage weight limitation is 30 kg / 66 pounds and one porter will be dealing with 2 duffel bags. So it’s always best to minimize your weight limitations. However, regarding what you need to bring carry with you is given in detail at our Trip Information page.

    HEALTH:

    Health is certainly significant when you are traveling to any parts of the world. To enter Nepal, there are no mandatory vaccinations. However, we suggest you to consult a doctor before you leave your country for any necessary vaccination they so choose its obligatory. We recommend you not to drink water straight from the tap. You can always drink boiled and cooled water provided by your staff or you may buy boiled and filtered water from any teahouses on the way at minimal costs.

    While on your trek your leader provides you with the necessary guidelines on food to get away with food poisoning or any stomach-related ailments due to new diets. However, we follow strict hygiene guidelines so all the foods in the Everest Region tea-houses are hygienically prepared under your Group leaders survey. As you all know that ‘Travellers’ Diarrhoea’ is the body’s natural reaction to new diets and new water with different mineral content. So stick to something healthy till you get acclimatized to all the new diets. Make sure you avoid too much oily food and especially meat that comes all the way from the lowland.

    In case of any health issues, you can always talk to your group leader who is medically trained and counsel you with necessary precautions or medication to treat any mountain ailments that he has been trained for. You do not need to carry an extensive medical kit as your Trekking Group Leader carries a comprehensive first aid kit for the group and staff. However, we do advise you to carry your personal prescribed medicine.

    PHYSICAL PREPARATION

    The level of fitness is required for Everest Base Camp Trekking as it is exclusively physical. Here we are not asking for something hard-core as we don’t consider trekking to be a contest to demonstrate your level of fitness. We believe trekking to be your ultimate holiday rather than a competition to prove how fit and strong we are. We keep a convenient pace so that your holiday is challenging but not very exhausting. You can set up your own pace and time to enjoy the most fascinating surroundings rather-than being bothered about keeping up.

    Our mantra while doing any of Everest Trekking is associated with THREE ‘S’ is “Slowly, Steadily, but surely”. Trekking is indeed a holiday being with nature, the local environment, and in the wilderness, yet a few weeks of physical homework is required to support you while enjoying your freedom. The best physical preparation is to walk and be conditioned with your physical strength carrying your day-pack and wearing the boots you plan to wear on the trek. 3 – 4 weeks of basic physical preparation prior to your arrival to Kathmandu will be much as necessary. Alongside, Jogging, swimming, gym workouts would add further assistance in your health fitness.

    A TYPICAL TREKKING DAY:

    Everest Base Camp trekking days are designed so that the walking is both challenging and enjoyable. The companionship of other trekkers of a similar frame of mind, plus the barely contained excitement and positive attitude of the Nepalese staff create a great company and many happy moments.

    Each day has its different attraction which is mostly controlled by a number of factors from the availability of suitable teahouse or campsite, trail conditions, and general walking pace of the group. Exact time schedule may not be always followed, as it would in fact destroy the free and easy stroll along the trails that you have come to enjoy and experience the difference. So the following schedule is just a guideline.

    The day begins early at around 6.00 to 6.30 am with a cup of tea. Before breakfast, pack your gears into a duffle bag by keeping some essential items like camera, rain jackets, water bottles, sunscreen, toilet roll, appropriate warm clothes, sunglasses, etc. in your day pack since you will not have access to your duffel bag until you arrive at our next destination. Your duffel bag will be loaded into one of the porters' loads along with the other members of the group gear and will head off along the trail while you have your breakfast.

    NOTE: Please don’t pack any fragile items in the duffel bag unless you inform about it to your guide or local staff.

    After breakfast, we are usually on the trail around 7.30 to 8.00 am, and following a morning walk, we stop for lunch at around 11 to 12 o'clock. About 1 ½ hour lunch break allows you to enjoy the surroundings, so relax, catch up on your diary or reading. We reach camp or teahouse by 3 – 4 p.m., as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Having afternoon tea, side trips, games or other activities (optional) are generally organized by the trekking group leader/guide or you can opt to relax, read, write a diary, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with staff or local people or fellow trekkers. Dinner is normally served around 7.30 pm. Every evening your trekking Group Leader/guide will brief you about the next day program. Chatting and fun activities with your staff generally fill the evenings. Most trekkers remember these evenings as one of the highlights of their trip.

    TREK ACCOMMODATION:

    Accommodation at Everest Base Camp Trekking is essentially in the tea-house that will be basic on twin bed sharing rooms with common toilets. Rooms with attached toilets and the single supplement will be provided depending on the availability as not all destinations in the Everest region offer a single supplement due to the limitation of tea-houses over the restrictions and obligations of National park rules and regulations.

    FOOD ON THE TRAIL:

    Kathmandu breakfast is included beside the welcome dinner in a traditional royal Nepali restaurant. The FOOD and DRINKS are NOT INCLUDED in your Everest Base Camp Trekking Package. All food and Drinks including the personal expense are to be shouldered by the travelers themselves.  In our entire trip, we will eat all the meals in the local Tea-houses including our lunch and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. You will be amazed to find the variation of food menu in such remote regions of Nepal. Furthermore, all Tea-Houses in the Everest region give their best to provide you food that is nutritious, plentiful, and tasty. We can also cater for specific dietary needs if you advise in advance besides our delicious mixture of Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, and continental food.

    EVEREST TREKKING TRAIL:

    Everest Base Camp Trekking involves a great number of ups and down walking. Furthermore, it includes remarkable walking into a series of rocky steps, hill-cut trails, boulders, and moraine trails. However, trekking in Everest doesn’t actually require a technical experience other than being slow and taking pleasure. But despite all these, the beautiful panoramic views of the towering Himalayas and stunning Sherpa cultured villages with the influence of Tibetan Buddhism eventually gives you an amazing impression of the magic of Nepal and you will appreciate why trekking is the ultimate holiday. We believe that your adventure trek is a holiday of a lifetime and we try our best to pay attention to your day to day detail so you enjoy as much as possible. Our field staff will assist you while trekking by carrying your daypack or helping over more difficult sections as required.

    DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

    In total Everest Base Camp Trekking is around 135/40 Km or 86/87 miles. We usually walk 5/6 hours every day excluding Lunch. We normally start early so that we could reach our destination at the given time which in return contributes to more space to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place. To make every day more memorable and relaxed we set up a convenient pace for everyone giving you ample time to enjoy and acclimate.

    Though the epic trip to Everest Base camp is phenomenal offering anyone a great trekking experience with panoramic mountain views yet it is challenging. E.B.C is a Strenuous-Challenging trek due to Altitude variation and thin air yet it is achievable for anyone with sound fitness. We start from treeline through a very established trail gradually walking into the alpine terrain on a beaten track and eventually walking into thin air on a moraine or boulder trail – which means certain walking experience into the wild is necessary.

    Anybody of any age group can join as our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than exhausting nonetheless, we recommend pre-physical training and your doctors’ consent in regards to personal ailments, weak ankle/knee, blood pressure, heart problem, etc.

    WEATHER / BEST TIME TO TREK:

    The temperate climate in Nepal is affected by monsoon, which sweeps up from the Bay of Bengal every summer making mid-June to mid-September wet and humid. During the monsoon time, the Nepal Himalayan region is not ideal for trekking with an exception of a few remote valleys in high terrain. We operate delightful trips into the forbidden kingdom and the restricted province of Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo in the Monsoon season. The following three distinct seasons, all of which are suitable for the Everest Base Camp Trekking having their own advantages.

    Autumn (Mid-September to November): is usually considered as the best and most popular time for trekking in Nepal. During this season generally, the clear sky and mild to warm days / cool nights enhance your stay in all these fascinating mountains, as the countryside gets lush and green. Gradually it gets cooler later in this season, as the winter approaches.

    Winter (December to February): Though not an appropriate time to trek to Everest, winter is however considered an ideal time to visit Nepal by a large number of experienced trekkers despite the colder conditions. It usually provides a clear sky delivering magnificent views despite the low temperature. Though days are cooler and nights are extremely cold however, it offers the tremendous advantage of being less crowded trails. However, January and February aren’t ideal for trekking to Everest Base camp due to the high chill factor and the probability of most lodges being closed as all water supplies will be frozen.

    Spring (March to Early June): By March the cold and dry season begins to give way to milder, moister spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear giving enough time to comprehend and photograph these entire magic fold mountains; occasionally cloud build-up brings afternoon rainstorms with the gradual increase of daytime temperature. This season has clear weather at the higher altitude with the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other flowers.

    MOTIVATION AS ABSOLUTE NECESSITY: 

    The most significant factor while doing Everest Base Camp trekking which is overlooked quite often is ‘MOTIVATION’. Mental preparation is inseparable from physical, it’s your mind and not your body that determines what you are capable of doing providing you with goal-oriented behavior. If you want to succeed and make your freedom of trekking the most pleasant of all then inspiration to know your potential and significantly believing in yourself is important. While doing EBC Trek, simply providing you with our best professionals isn’t enough to guarantee you a safe passage, in fact, it’s you and your positive outlook that makes the whole thing go exactly the way you want.

    CAPTURE MEMORIES / PHOTOGRAPHY:

    The beautiful region of Everest offers you ample opportunity for photography which has so much to present you with its stunning and spectacular scenery and its respectful SHERPA people. Everest has never failed to lure the professionals and has actually served as a platform for emerging photographers. Taking away the pictures of innocent faces of Nepali people is an excellent opportunity but some are with religious belief against being photographed so it is always polite to ask for permission first. Nonetheless, batteries die very soon at higher altitudes while doing Everest Trekking due to cold temperature environment so it is always sensible to carry extras though you have a charging facility at almost every stop at a minimal fee.

    ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS:

    Himalayan Dynasty being an environmentally friendly trekking company, preservation, and conservation of the fragile environment is our topmost concern and we try our best to minimize all the negative impacts of our presence in the areas we visit. Mineral water is rampant in the Everest region yet for environmental concern WE are opposed to the use of disposable plastic bottles on any of our trips to Nepal Himalayas. With no additional cost all through the Everest Base Camp trek, our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening for which at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles are recommended. In case you run out of the delivered water you can always buy boiled and filtered water from the tea houses along the way at minimal charges.

    We at the most prefer to stay in the tea-house where they prepare the meals using Kerosene or alternative energy. Moreover, we discourage our valued guests to use hot showers if the water is heated on firewood in teahouses along the trail.

    We organize Eco trekking Workshop every year, which trains our staff in regards to conserving the environment and give our best to commit ourselves to fully establish an environmentally friendly trekking company. We hope you appreciate the need for our guidelines – following them will help to protect and preserve this beautiful region for future visitors.

    TRIP EXTENSIONS:

    Trip extensions can always be worked out while booking your trip or after you are done with your trip. Along with the Everest Base Camp Trekking, depending on your schedule and requirements we can always arrange the best trip extensions that would correspond to your need. However, exploring Kathmandu, Tour to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, a Short hike to Nagarkot for the best sunrise and sunset view, trip to Chitwan National Park, trip to Pokhara, paragliding, rafting, etc. are the some of the most phenomenal extensions illustrations.

    TIPPING GUIDANCE

    Tipping is an entirely personal matter. - It is also an indication of your satisfaction with the service delivered by our local trekking crew. As they work really hard to make your holiday the most memorable one, tipping is more like a token of gratitude of saying THANK YOU to your local crew. As a guideline average tipping is around 10% of your trip cost per trekker. Many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who would very warmly receive these items. Your Group Leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution of your gratitude and the used items (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew. We recommend you to make separate tipping for your trekking Group Leader.

    BEWARE OF AIRPORT PORTER:

    NOTE: We highly suggest you to separate US$ 1 OR 2 only to pay the bell boy in the Hotel. We strongly suggest NOT TO TIP OR GIVE AWAY ANY OF YOUR BAGS to any of the AIRPORT PORTERS on your arrival in the Kathmandu Airport other than the Himalayan Dynasty Representative. Do check your bags while loading into the provided car/van for the hotel.

    FEEDBACKS / RECOMMENDATION / WORD OF MOUTH

    Namaste Everyone

    We would like to Thank you very much for choosing the Himalayan Dynasty which is truly very generous of you and it means a lot to us. And it will indeed be a privilege serving you.

    As a typical Local company, the Himalayan Dynasty is trying its best to stand out among ample international companies and local companies with Overseas Agents. After the completion of your trip, considering our service if you could kindly spare your precious little time to evaluate us through positive reviews – it will be very motivating for us to rise in the years to come. Your one excellent review will unquestionably mean a world to us and it does really count a lot making a huge difference. Your generous support, feedback, and recommending Himalayan Dynasty to your acquaintances will be very influencing and will surely inspire us to stand out with a difference.

    FAQs

    In total Lukla – EBC –Lukla we cover around 135/40 kilometers or 86/87 miles.

    Though the epic trip to Everest Base camp is phenomenal offering anyone a great trekking experience with panoramic mountain views yet it is challenging. E.B.C is a Strenuous-Challenging trek due to Altitude variation and thin air yet it is achievable for anyone with sound fitness. Anybody of any age group can join as our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than exhausting nonetheless, we recommend pre-physical training and your doctors’ consent in regards to personal ailments, weak ankle/knee, blood pressure, heart problem, etc.

    YES, as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness you can always modify the EBC trek. Himalayan Dynasty has always been top-ranking in customizing trek for the clients as per their requirements.

    Flying to Lukla in a small but pretty looking Twin Otter plan is indeed a great experience of a lifetime. Conversely, it is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountain and anyone flying high to these high altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellation are common episodes. However, by reason of Kathmandu airport having one single airstrip for both international and domestic flights, there has been a new modification in operating flights to Lukla. The Government has halted all flights flying to Lukla from Kathmandu airport, instead, they have opened up the next alternative of flying to Lukla from Manthali (Ramechhap) airport which is 132 km away from Kathmandu.

    It takes around 4 - 5 drive to get to Manthali airport because of which it is always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. But the probability of flying to Lukla from Manthali is high compared to flying from Kathmandu and substantially the flying distance is short which is around 20 minutes. Still, there is a probability of delays or cancellation under extreme weather disorders. In a similar way, anyone flying Lukla must be prepared to take these circumstances with patience. However, it’s not a daily story.

    15 Kilograms / 33 Pounds is the weight limitation in our Domestic airlines and at the same time, all companies are to abide by the porter weight restrictions rules that prevail in our country. 30 Kg / 66 Pounds is the weight limitation for each porter and trekking with the 'Himalayan Dynasty', one porter will be dealing with tow duffel bags. However, regarding what you need to bring carry with you we have given packing details HERE.

    In any case, if the flight to Lukla is canceled, which the airlines probably declare around early afternoon – we can come up with two options.

    First, to fly the next day though we would be pushed back to later flights as the priority will be given to passengers flying that particular day. So the chances of flying to Lukla can be low if the weather isn’t showing much improvement.

    Second, we will go for the Helicopter option. However, additional costs need to be added per trekker for a charter helicopter. The additional cost of USD$ 300 – 500 USD will be required over your Lukla flight ticket.

    If the chances of flying to Luka by plane or helicopter unfeasible and we start running our of our days than alternatively, we divert our trek to a different trekking route most probably to the Annapurna region.

    Next, if the flight FROM Lukla is canceled then again we come up with the option of either wait the next day or take the helicopter depending on the situation. If the possibility of flying is very low or zero then we have an option to walk for a day and take jeep or bus to Kathmandu. This option may involve a long drive but way better than getting stuck in Lukla.

    NOTE: We highly recommend our travelers to always have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation.

    April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before the harsh winter is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp when the view of the world's highest peak and its neighboring mountain is at its best state.

    Travelers from far and wide come to visit EBC during winter (December till February) despite the serious wind chill factor and lower temperature because the day time offers crystal clear weather and exceptional mountain views. To capture the unbelievable beauty of Everest winter is great other than chilly morning and evening, all you need to do is prepare for the worst of chill weather circumstance.

    Besides spring and autumn season in Nepal, Everest Base Camp is also practicable even during winter (December till February) however; despite the fewer visitors and the probability of crystal clear views, the chill factor can get to very extreme. Closure of few lodges and not too many choices for food can be the circumstances. Besides, the convenience of water supply in the morning may not be possible coz everything freezes during this time in the Everest region. Trekkers have found it really hard to cope with the scarcity of water and cold-sickness during this time. One should be well equipped with winter gear and be well organized physically and mentally to challenge the weather circumstance.

    Everest Base Camp trek is not something like walking in the park or performing your daily hill walk training. E.B.C trek is exclusively physical and needs both mental and physical preparation. It is an inspiring trek suitable for people with sound fitness. Though trekking in Everest involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking with gain or loss in the altitude yet no previous wide-ranging experience is needed. But the beginners without adequate preparation may find it a little demanding.

    However, anyone with very weak ankles, knee, heart, or lung problems essential pre-check-up and consent from your doctor is mandatory. We recommend some pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal. The recommendation for the best preparation would be everyday undulating walking, cardio, or running certainly add up to your self-reliance.

    Himalayan Dynasty provides you with a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attach hood. We also provide you with Nepal Pyramids duffel bag to fit all your gears in, plastic bag to separate your clean clothes with the dirty ones.

    Besides, the 'Himalayan Dynasty' presents you with FREE material like the company’s T-Shirt, Duffel Bag, Trekking Map, and the Completion Certificates. We as well provide our trekkers with the complimentary of 2 Toilet Rolls each - once you run out, travelers are expected to buy their own which you can always do it any of the tea houses or the basic convenient store in the town.

    Since we allow people a very relaxed pace with multiple breaks, the time duration varies. However, we usually walk 5/6 hours every day excluding Lunch. To make every day more memorable and relaxed we set up our own pace giving you ample time to enjoy the moment. We also start early so that we could reach the destination that in return contributes to more space to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.

    Usually, your group leader sets up a ground for everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team. However, most of the time your group leader assigns a job for the assistant guides to cater the separated group as for himself staying at the back with the slow walking people. But in no way people lose their charm of free strolling, everyone reserves the right to take his/her time and maintain their own pace.

    While on the EBC trek Himalayan Dynasty uses the best family-oriented lodges with twin bed sharing rooms with clean common toilets. However, occasionally depending on the availability we provide rooms with attach toilet bathrooms at lower elevation areas. Lodges are at its best offering you the comfort experience and its typical local environment. You have a variety of choices for the food and most lodges prepare food better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. So far there have not been any complaints whatsoever in regards to food and accommodation provided by us.

    Much like your Food and Drinks, WATER is also included in your package. For environment sake, the 'Himalayan Dynasty' is against the use of disposable plastic water bottle (mineral water) since the selling of mineral water is rampant in the Everest region and the higher you go they tend to get expensive. Instead we provide you properly boiled water for drinking purpose. We recommend our clients to bring at least two water bottles that can stand boiling water and are BPA free.There will be an additional porter who will be carrying a stove and kerosene to provide you with the assured water supply throughout the trek.

    Himalayan Dynasty provides a professional Group leader who is legitimate and medically trained. Depending on the size of the group we provide you with Sherpas’ (The Assistant Guides) and porters to carry your luggage. One porter will be dealing with 2 duffel bags.

    Each year thousands of trekkers come to Nepal and do Tea-House Trekking and at the end of the day they come up with horror stories regarding bad treks, food poisoning, stomach problems, and altitude sickness – and honestly most of which are true. In regards to precaution to all these ailments, your group leader will update you with preventive measures of choosing the right food, maintaining the precise pace while walking, etc.

    Acute mountain sickness is something more of a reaction that materializes in our body under a lower rate of oxygen level. It’s a mountain ailment which is fatal. It’s hard to predict who of what age and physical fitness can actually get of A.M.S. However, the 'Himalayan Dynasty' delivers professionals who are well equipped with medication and oxygen cylinders to deal with A.M.S. Besides, there are ample preventive strategies to deal any mountain sickness. Travelers are expected to strictly follow the guidelines set by the company and designated group leaders. Food poisoning, severe diarrhea, stomach problems are other very common mountain ailments that can be nightmarish than the A.M.S. However, your Leaders are very well trained to handle and medicate any such mountain ailments with excellence.

    The device charging privilege is possible almost anywhere in Everest Base Camp Trekking. However, every device charging requires a certain amount of payment which goes higher with the elevation. This is because most of the destination has a dependency on the solar charging facility for power supply. However, it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries since your batteries run out pretty quickly in the cold.

    Wi-Fi availability is almost everywhere in Everest Base Camp Trip. They use a service provider known as “Everest-Link”. You usually need to buy an Everest Link Card that has a time validity period but the same password can be used in different destinations if you have not run out of the balance. However, there have been too many grievances over Everest Link being expensive and not working as it is intended. Significantly, Everest Region has really good mobile receptions and you can always buy Local Sim Card and data as per your requirement in Kathmandu itself.

    It is always very wise to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure that includes trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation yet sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happen. From everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions such as HAPE (high-altitude pulmonary edema) and natural disasters like avalanches and rock-falls, it’s important that you have the right travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp trek.

    If you are looking for a hassle-free holiday in terms of the permit, hotel, flights, transportation, etc and someone to cater you since the time of your arrival till your departure its best to go with a reputed company like us. We offer the best of our support staff who are knowledgeable and professionals. We surpass your expectations when with our quality service at a very competitive price and at the same time guarantee your safety which I suppose is the biggest concern. Besides we are prompt with our actions when it comes to any emergency situations.